AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #08-18 dated 27 February 2018

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Liza Mundy discusses
CODE GIRLS - American Women Who Cracked the German and Japanese Codes to Help Win WWII

at the Spring Cryptologic Program by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF).

14 March 2018 - 10 am - 1 pm (lunch follows) - Annapolis Junction, MD

Liza Mundy at NCMF March 14 EventThe NCMF kickoff event for 2018 features award-winning Liza Mundy discussing "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II."
Liza Mundy, a former staff writer for the Washington Post.

LOCATION: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755 [Google map link here]

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Books of the Week

Epidemic: Ebola and Global ScrambleEpidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
by Reid Wilson
(Brookings Institution Press, Mar 2018)

In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola's spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner -- and the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease. Even less prepared if that disease is crafted in labs and deliberately released to do the greatest damage possible.
Book may be ordered here.

The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic
The Death of Democracyby Benjamin Carter Hett
(Henry Holt and Co., Apr 2018)

How did Adolf Hitler, an obvious extremist, con a nation into backing him? This historical essay answers the question, to often unsettling effect.
A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Hitler to seize power? Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany's leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler's hands. They had handed him the tools to turn Germany into a dictatorship. Book may be ordered here.

Terrorism Worldwide, 2016
The Death of Democracyby Edward Mickolus
(McFarland, Apr 2018)

This third comprehensive chronology of international terrorist attacks covers 2016, during which the Islamic State suffered several battlefield reversals yet continued its operations as the most active, well-financed and well-armed terrorist group worldwide. Domestic and international incidents around the world are covered and several trends are observed. A new format and organization allows readers to quickly access the most up-to-date information and make regional comparisons.

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No Evidence Corbyn was a Communist Spy, Say Intelligence Experts.  Communist-era files from the intelligence agency of Czechoslovakia provide no evidence that Jeremy Corbyn was ever a spy or agent of influence, experts and academic researchers who have reviewed the papers said on Tuesday.

Radek Schovanek, an analyst with the defence ministry of the Czech Republic - which emerged, along with Slovakia, from the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993 - has spent 25 years researching documents filed by the now-defunct spy service. He told the Guardian the suspicions against Corbyn were unfounded, and the claims of Jan Sarkocy, a former intelligence officer expelled from Britain in 1989, to have signed the Labour leader up were false.

Schovanek also poured scorn on Sarkocy's boast that he used 10 to 15 other Labour politicians in the 1980s as sources, including the current shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, and Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London.

Corbyn, speaking at a conference on Tuesday, dismissed as nonsense the allegation he had passed on information to Czechoslovakia during the cold war.  [Read More:  Tait, Harding, MacAskill, Quinn/theguardian/20Feb2018]

Russian Hackers Posed as North Koreans to Launch Cyberattack on Winter Olympics, Claims US.  Russian hackers attacked South Korean government computers during the Winter Olympics, but made it look like the attack was carried out by the North, US intelligence agencies believe.

As the Pyeongchang games came to a close on Sunday, watched by US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and North Korea's blacklisted military general Kim Yong-chol, US newspapers reported that Russia had carried out the cyber attack in revenge for being excluded from competing following accusations of doping.

During the Opening Ceremony, Russian hackers operating from the GRU - the Russian military intelligence agency - allegedly masked their IP addresses to make it look like their hack had come from North Korea.

Officials in Pyeongchang acknowledged that the games were hit by a cyber attack during the February 9 Opening Ceremonies, but had refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible.  [Read More:  Alexander, Ryall/telegraph/25Feb2018]

Spy Chiefs Descend on Munich Confab in Record Numbers.  A record number of spymasters descended on Munich for an annual conference on European security, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and more than two dozen other senior intelligence officials from around the world.

They came for the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of world leaders and policy elites with public speeches and panels, where increasingly the sideshow has become the main event.

Twenty-seven heads of intelligence and other senior intelligence officials attended the conference - the highest number yet for the invite-only three-day event, which this year had over 600 participants.  This included directors of U.S. intelligence agencies, the head of British spy service MI6 and a senior official from Britain's GCHQ, and the director of the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. Senior intelligence officials from several European countries, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and Rwanda, which is widely considered to have one of the most capable spy services in Africa, also attended.

The showing from top spy chiefs "is really quite a record for our conference," said Benedikt Franke, chief operating officer for the Munich Security Conference.  [Read More:  Gramer/foreignpolicy/20Feb2018]

Iran Arrests Three More Ecologists For Spying.  Iran has arrested three more environmentalists on spying charges, the country's powerful judiciary has said.

The arrests on February 25 came weeks after a wave of detentions and the death of a well-known Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in Iranian custody.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency, said on February 25 that three people were recently arrested in the southern province of Hormozgan.

"There is no doubt that infiltration by the United States and Israel is a serious matter," the spokesman said, without offering further details on the arrests.  [Read More:  rferl/25Feb2018]

Russian Spy Ship in T&T Waters.  The Russian intelligence-gathering vessel Viktor Leonov returned to Trinidad for a second time this year and was docked near the Hyatt yesterday. The vessel is expected to depart today.

When the Sunday Guardian visited the dock before noon, about 15 of the ship's crew in brown uniforms were at the stern of the ship on their down time, smoking and using their cellphones. An officer in camouflaged fatigues was talking with one of the ship's officers while another interacted with the crew.

There were also two T&T Coast Guard vessels - the TTS Gaspar Grande and TTS Carli Bay - moored near the Femmes du Chalet Breakfast Shed area.

The Viktor Leonov departed T&T on the morning of January 15 after spending five days. Many people have been asking what the ship is doing in Trinidad and its purpose. The 300 ft-long ship is armed with anti-aircraft missiles. The Vishnya or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the Northern Fleet, according to Russian media.  [Read More:  Soo, Dowlat/guardian/25Feb2018]

Turkish, Syrian Intelligence in Direct Contact When Necessary: Turkish Presidency.  The intelligence agencies of Turkey and Syria are in contact whenever situations in Syria necessitate it, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spokesman İbrahim Kalin has said, while rejecting the establishment of any "political dialogue" between Ankara and Damascus.

"When extraordinary conditions necessitate it, our intelligence agency can get in direct or indirect contact [with Syrian intelligence] to solve certain problems in the field. This is part of the mission given to our intelligence organization," Kalin told reporters at a press conference on Feb. 21.

He was responding to a question about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's recent suggestion that Ankara and Damascus could engage in direct talks to resolve issues in Afrin.

"High-level political dialogue between Ankara and Damascus as suggested [by Lavrov] is out of the question," Kalin said, recalling that Turkey's indirect messages have long been conveyed to Syria by Russia and Iran within the scope of the Astana meetings.  [Read More:  hurriyetdailynews/21Feb2018]

African Intelligence and Security Services Discuss Human Trafficking in Khartoum.  The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) has decided to develop a plan for fighting against illegal migration and dismantling human trafficking networks.

The consultative meeting of the CISSA has kicked off on Monday in Khartoum with the participation of 17 intelligence services to discuss the phenomena of illegal migration and human trafficking.

The deputy director of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Jalal al-Din al-Skeikh al-Tayeb said the CISSA has dispatched a team to Libya and Niger to investigate the human trafficking, praising efforts of security services in both nations and their cooperation with the team.

Al-Tayeb, who addressed the opening session of the meeting, said CISSA is part of a tripartite team including the United Nations and the European and African Unions and tasked with ending these negative phenomena.  [Read More:  sudantribune/26Feb2018]

Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course Students Meet Intelligence Community Leaders.  Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC) students with Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach completed a visit to intelligence community (IC) commands within the Washington area, Feb. 5-8.

The visit provided valuable community insight into the expectations of young intelligence officers across the diverse spectrum of intelligence operations, and they were exposed to a variety of commands that they will leverage and communicate with when they enter the community.

The students were able to speak directly to analysts integrated into the IC, receiving insight to concepts taught throughout the 20-week course. The tour visited several commands during the week-long trip that included Aerospace Data Facility - East, the Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of Naval Intelligence and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Additionally, the students gained direct exposure to the chief of naval operations' intelligence briefers at the Pentagon and the Office of Naval Intelligence's staff, supporting global operations and providing a holistic view of naval intelligence.  [Read More:  dvidshub/26Feb2018]

Czechs to Open Satellite Center to Serve Intelligence, NATO.  The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO.

The center will receive images of the situation on the ground around the globe from satellites, analyze them and provide them for the alliance's defense planning and the local army's use, including its foreign missions.

The system known as SATCEN CR is also planned to help the civilian sector in the case of natural disasters.

The military spy agency said on Tuesday it should open on July 1 and become fully operational by the end of 2019.  [Read More:  Associated Press/washingtonpost/20Feb2018]


CYBER TALENT WANTED: Military, Intelligence Community Strive to Retain Cyber Workforces.  The private sector has for years lured cyber talent away from the government with promises of higher compensation. To counter this, leaders within the military and intelligence community are implementing a slew of programs that they believe will boost retention.

The Army is closely monitoring retention rates for its cyber workforce, including officers, enlisted soldiers and civilians, said Todd Boudreau, deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Cyber School at the Cyber Center of Excellence in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

"We do know that there is a challenge to retain that workforce," he told National Defense in an interview.

While the Army recognizes that it cannot pay as much as the private sector can, there are ways that the service can entice its workforce to stay in government, said Sgt. Maj. Karl Pendergrass, the Army's cyber training and education directorate sergeant major.  [Read More:  Tadjdeh/nationaldefensemagazine/26Feb2018]

Spy Museum Opens in New York City.  Designed by Adjaye Associates and covering 5,500sqm, Spyscape features a range of exhibition spaces housed within bespoke pavilions, each with its own distinct spy-theme. The themes are deception, encryption, surveillance, hacking, intelligence, cyber warfare and special ops.

The exhibition arrangement plays with user's perceptions, with partially obscured interstitial circulation spaces that open up into immersive, fully interactive multimedia environments. Each pavilion, including a weathered steel drum with bespoke curved panelling, features a distinctive design and material palette crafted around its unique content.

Visitors are given digital wristbands on entry, so they can explore their own spy skills and attributes by completing challenges and discover their spy role.

The interactive challenges include a lie-detection interrogation, where visitors can play both the suspect and the interrogator, as well as a surveillance mission testing powers of observation.  [Read More:  blooloop/26Feb2018]

The Spy Chief's Shadow.  On May 9, 2017, the day of the presidential election, the one person who guarded president-elect Moon Jae-in's residence in Hongeun-dong, western Seoul, was Seo Hoon, now director of the National Intelligence Service (NIS). While the campaign staff celebrated from the moment the election victory was confirmed, he dashed to the Hongeun-dong residence. First he changed the phones to scramblers that cannot be tapped and checked the security. He also prepared for President Moon's phone call with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lee Sun-jin as the commander-in-chief next morning.

As the president-elect came home after midnight, it was Seo who saw Moon's face first the next morning. While the president-elect got some much-needed sleep, he stayed up all night in the living room.

Moon asked him to be his spy agency director around 9 a.m. on May 10. Suh is the only person that the president-elect personally appointed in his residence.

Suh is not simply a right-hand man, but was a shadow for Moon through the campaign. In 1979, when Suh was an education-major senior at Seoul National University, the Korean Central Intelligence Agency handpicked and recruited him. At first, he did not wish to join the intelligence service and avoided the agents, but destiny led him to a career of 29 years with the spy agency.  [Read More:  Min-Seok/koreajoongangdaily/26Feb2018]

Diplomat Unmasked as a Soviet Spy Played Role in Profumo Scandal When Working at The Daily Telegraph.   A British diplomat unmasked as a Soviet spy was linked to the Profumo scandal during his time as communist affairs correspondent on The Daily Telegraph.

David Floyd confessed to spying for the Soviet Union while working as a translator at the British military mission and embassy in Moscow, according to newly released Foreign Office documents unearthed.

Floyd's son, Sir Christopher Floyd, who is one of the country's highest ranking judges as a Lord Justice of Appeal, has told of his shock at learning his father worked for the Kremlin.
Floyd, who died aged 83 in 1997, went on to become a senior reporter with the Telegraph and attended a pivotal lunch in 1961 at the Garrick Club in London at which Captain Yevgeny Ivanov, a Soviet naval attache, met Stephen Ward, the osteopath and artist. Ward introduced both Ivanov  and John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, to Christine Keeler.  [Read More:  Mendick/telegraph/25Feb2018]

Celebrating Women in STEM: Ann Caracristi.  When you hear "mathematician," you probably think of a man in a sweater vest and large glasses, sitting in a stuffy office or teaching a boring class. However, there's another branch of mathematics that plays an intricate role in our society: cryptography.

Cryptographers are the code-breakers and hackers of the world; they play an important part in our nation's defense. In World War II, several women were asked to work as cryptographers for the U.S. government, and one especially talented cryptographer was Ann Caracristi.

Ann Zeilinger Caracristi was born on February 1, 1921, in Bronxville, New York. In 1942, she graduated from Russell Sage College, a women's college in Troy, New York, as an English and History major. But a new opportunity changed her planned future.

After her graduation, a year after the U.S. entered World War II, Caracristi was recruited by the Army Signal Intelligence Service to work as a code breaker, at the recommendation of the Dean of Russell Sage.  [Read More:  Weston/umkc/22Feb2018]

A Glimpse Inside Germany's Future Spy Headquarters.  From the narrow balcony of his new seventh-floor office in central Berlin, Bruno Kahl has a good view of the German Federal Chancellery building and the historic Bundestag parliament.

And straight-ahead, off in the distance, there is a hill by the name of Teufelsberg that for Kahl, president of Germany's intelligence agency, the BND, is a reminder of what is at the core of his work.

In the Cold War past, Teufelsberg was where US intelligence services had a listening post to keep track of goings-on behind the Iron Curtain.

And though the Americans pulled out long ago, today the site is an admonition about how important cooperation with the US had been - and how it is again today for the BND in the war against terrorism.  [Read More:  Blank/borneobulletin/24Feb2018]

World War II Jewish Spy, Holocaust Survivor Talks White Supremacy, Espionage Career.  The crowd rose to their feet in a rousing round of applause as Marthe Cohn, the guest speaker for Colorado State University's 20th annual Holocaust Awareness Week, took the stage Wednesday night.

Cohn, a 97-year old French native was a spy for the Intelligence Service of the French First Army.

Cohn gave her story to the community in a touching speech in the main ballroom of the Lory Student Center, as well as in a interview with the Collegian, CTV  and KCSU on Wednesday morning.

Cohn was born in Metz, France in 1920. Growing up, education was emphasized for Cohn in a time when education would not have been.  [Read More:  Fleskes/collegian/22Feb2018]

Review: Secret Pigeon Service by Gordon Corera - A Very British Coo.  "MI5 sprang into action with its counter-pigeon team." Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd encounter in a history book. When reading Secret Pigeon Service it's best to come equipped with a robust tolerance for the surreal.

Before the Second World War, Britain had 250,000 pigeon fanciers. They called themselves "The Fancy". The National Pigeon Service (NPS) was formed in 1939 to keep a register of those willing to supply birds for the war effort. Eventually, 18,000 lofts were registered.  [Read More:  Degroot/thetimes/24Feb2018 - NB: paywall-locked]


Not Every U.S. - Russia Meeting Is Suspicious.  Much fuss was raised when it was revealed that top Russian intelligence officials visited Washington in January to discuss counterterrorism with the heads of the CIA and the National Intelligence directorate.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate's top Democrat, wrote in a letter that the meeting, which took place "a little more than a year after our Intelligence Community unanimously concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, raises a number of important questions."

Indeed, it does, especially since one of the visitors, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, was on the list of sanctions, drawn up in the Obama administration's final days, which blocked him from entering the country without a waiver.

Still, too much is being made of this meeting. Yes, Russia meddled in our 2016 election in an attempt to throw our democracy into chaos and help elect Donald Trump. Given how close the contest was (Hillary Clinton would have won with just 70,000 more votes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan), the attempt almost certainly succeeded. Washington and Moscow also stand on opposing sides of the civil war in Syria (or in at least one of its many civil wars). And Russia violated international law with its annexation of Crimea.  [Read More:  Kaplan/slate/23Feb2018]

North Korea Is Not a Case of Intelligence Failure.  Last month, David Sanger and William Broad's article in the New York Times, "How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea," ranked the failure to predict the recent breakout pace of North Korea's nuclear program as "among America's most significant intelligence failures."

As two career military intelligence officers, we appreciate Sanger and Broad's tough critique of U.S. intelligence agencies - especially considering one of us is a former student of Sanger's. However, the tone and tenor that Sanger and Broad use is exaggerated and counterproductive to informing the public on the roles and capabilities of intelligence. More fundamentally, calling U.S. intelligence on North Korea an "intelligence failure" is simply wrong.

Sanger and Broad imply through their argument that the public evaluate intelligence as if it were capable of being all-knowing, which fails to acknowledge the inherent ambiguity of intelligence. Furthermore, their indictment of the intelligence community lacks historical accountability and requires a greater burden of proof.

Dr. Mark Lowenthal, a former assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency, suggests that true intelligence failure is when the intelligence community does not adequately explain to the public its roles and limitations. So as members of the intelligence community, we thought it appropriate to consider the question of intelligence failure and the North Korean threat.  [Read More:  Denn, Ryan/thediplomat/22Feb2018]

Iraq's Real Weapons of Mass Destruction Were 'Political Operations'.  Influence operations are by their nature clandestine. In other words, if they are done well, we do not even know they occurred. As such, in most cases it is difficult to obtain reliable information on how exactly they were planned or carried out. Fortunately, most cases are not all cases. In fact, we have troves of sources on one very important and still fairly recent case: Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The now-opened archives of the Iraqi Ba'th Party have already provided stunning insights into how Saddam ruled his country. They also shed significant light on Ba'thist operations outside of Iraq.

Iraqi Ba'thists were engaged in what they called "political" operations. Their goal was to influence the internal politics of other states to help Iraq achieve its strategic goals. They carried out espionage, planted stories in the foreign press, established overt and covert relations with various parties, and attempted to silence anyone who disrupted their preferred political narrative. In short, their activities match what others in the West have termed political warfare or influence operations. And they were quite good at it. As Angelo Codevilla, the statesman-turned-Boston University professor, has noted, "In our time, the past master in the techniques of political warfare may well have been Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Between 1991 and 2003 politics was Saddam's 'weapon of mass destruction'." Iraq's internal documents not only demonstrate the details of its fairly successful influence operations in the 1990s, they also highlight the limitations of such operations. Most importantly, the Iraqi case suggests that such operations cannot be used in a vacuum. Like other aspects of national power, if they are not employed in accordance with broader geopolitical realities, they will likely fall flat.

As Codevilla suggests, Iraqi influence operations hit their stride in the 1990s. However, their origins lie in the early 1980s when Saddam extended the Iraqi Ba'th Party outside of Iraq to carry out his political operations. Saddam viewed political operations abroad as distinct from diplomatic or intelligence operations and each was controlled by a separate institution. Diplomacy was carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Intelligence was handled by the Iraqi Intelligence Service (the mukhabarat). And political operations were led by the Ba'th Party. As I outline in an article titled Authoritarianism beyond Borders: The Iraqi Ba'th Party as a Transnational Actor (forthcoming in the spring 2018 issue of The Middle East Journal), Saddam had significant leverage over Iraqis abroad. His regime held the families of expatriate Iraqis hostage. It also targeted them with physical violence and assassination. At the same time, it wooed the Iraqi diaspora with money and access to power. By the end of the 1980s, the party had branches in 69 different countries. These Ba'thists operated out of Iraqi embassies, but they operated independently from the Foreign Ministry and reported back to Baghdad through party, rather than diplomatic channels. Ba'thist networks abroad became the foundation for Iraqi influence operations.  [Read More:  Helfont/warontherocks/26Feb2018]

Section IV - Jobs and Obituaries


Four Intelligence-Technology Jobs via FireEye in Reston, VA and Washington, DC

Job Title: Engineering Program Manager, FireEye, Inc., Reston, VA. Experience: 4 to 6 years.
Work closely with engineering managers, technical leads and product managers to drive project planning and execution of multiple complex software development projects. Collaborate with cross functional groups across FireEye thru the Product life cycle, from definition to successful delivery of releases. Manage cross team de...(more about the job is here).

Job Title: Director of FaaS Service Delivery - Americas, FireEye, Inc., Reston, VA. Experience: 7 to 20 years
What We Will Do for You: Enable you to orchestrate the majority of our security operations. Provide direct access to security operations personnel delivering the world's most effective threat detection & response service. Provide a rich set of operations challenges that will grow your security and professional skills. Expose yo...(more about the job is here).

Job Title: Associate Security Consultant, FireEye, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Conduct host forensics, network forensics, log analysis, and malware triage in support of incident response investigations Recognize and codify attacker tools, tactics, and procedures in indicators of compromise (IOCs) that can be applied to current and future investigations. Perform network penetration, web and mobile appli...(more about the job is here).

Job Title: Systems Engineer - Public Sector, FireEye, Inc., Washington, DC. Experience: 7 to 20 years.
Provide pre sales security solution assistance for sales opportunities to Channel Partners and customers. This Includes solution design, Proof of Value, demonstrations, installations, troubleshooting and training of the FireEye platform. Define solution options and articulate the benefits of FireEye products. Provide Channe...(more about the job is here).


Frank Elmer Dauteuil Jr, 83, a career NSA officer, died 11 January 2018 in Columbia, MD. Frank served in the Air Force for four years, and then joined NSA where he served for 41 years until his retirement in 1994. He was assigned to duty stations in Stuttgardt, Germany; Newport News, VA, and Mons, Belgium. Following retirement, Frank served on the board of directors of the Plaza Condominium in Ocean City, MD. He enjoyed cooking, painting, and honing his carpentry skills and wrote a book on his ancestry. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia O'Connell Dauteuil, a son, and other family.

William Edward Kennedy, 84, NSA, NRO, USAF Career Intelligence Officer, died 16 February 2018 in New Market, MD. He graduated from Fordham Prep in 1951 and Fordham University in 1955 where he majored in Russian Area Studies. Bill served with the USAF from 1956-1959 as a Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer on a B52 crew. Upon discharge he joined NSA where he served until 1993. His assignments were with the National Security Agency, the Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office in the Washington area as well as tours of duty in England and Australia. His career focused on national security. In 1981 he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Upon retirement, Bill taught management-related courses at the Graduate School of Johns Hopkins University, and did training and instruction for Anne Arundel Community College, and Chesapeake College. He was appointed to the Talbot County School Board by the Governor. In 2000 he obtained his private pilot's license and flew as a volunteer for the Civil Air Patrol and Angel Flight. In later years, in addition to flying, he served as a Mentor with Talbot Mentors, performed charity work (with his wife) in Russia and the Ukraine and continued to teach part-time at local colleges. He was a member of the Phoenix Society. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. Kennedy, and his first wife, Deborah A. Kennedy. Other survivors include eight children from his first marriage and other family.

Ralph Bernard "Bernie" Reeves III, 70, publisher, conservative firebrand and raconteur, chronicler of business and cultural activities in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, arts patron, Raleigh Spy Conferences founder, died 24 February 2018 in Raleigh, NC.
Bernie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a BA degree in History. He began his career in journalism selling radio and print advertising before becoming a marketing consultant. In 1978 he launched Spectator Magazine - distributed free on newsstands - an alternative city weekly covering Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, with the goal of establishing "The Triangle" as a multi-city cultural enclave. It had a near 20-year run, and provided a platform for Bernie's politically conservative "Mr. Spectator" column. He sold the paper in 1998. He also started the Triangle Business Journal in 1985, expanding it into Triad, which he later sold. For several years he engaged in other publishing and conference ventures. They included North Carolina Architect, the Raleigh Bicentennial Magazine, and co-founder of the North Carolina Film & Video Festival. In 1999, Bernie and wife, Katie, started Raleigh Metro Magazine which included his column "My Usual Charming Self."
In 2003 he launched the series of annual Raleigh Spy Conferences which attracted international and national academic experts and practitioners to Raleigh to discuss national intelligence issues and international terrorism, addressing the mounting flow of declassified information available which corrected the historical record on such figures as Alger Hiss, and Soviet penetration of the U.S. in the 1950s.
In 2010 Reeves ran for Congress but lost in a Republican primary runoff. Throughout much of his career, Bernie fought against what he saw as political correctness run amok, with the dismantling of traditional studies and fair discourse, especially in universities. He also believed that intelligence was the calculus of the modern era. Bernie produced several intelligence documentaries and was executive producer for Moving Midway, a documentary by Godfrey Cheshire.
Reeves received many professional and community service awards. In 2011 AFIO presented him with the Intelligence Community Service Award for founding and hosting the educational Raleigh Spy Conferences. Bernie served on numerous boards and advisory committees, and was a member of business and social organizations, including the Fifty Group, the National Press Club, AFIO, the OSS Society, The Captain Cook Society, the Sphinx Club, and the Four Seasons Cotillion. He enjoyed playing golf.
"To most people in his orbit he was always the smartest person in the room," his obituary reads. ".... His devotion to elevating the community in which he lived and worked was tireless and palpable at all times."
Bernie is survived by his wife, Katherine Reid Reeves, two sons, and other family. [Read More: dignitymemorial/24Feb2018 and a longer obituary by Raleigh News & Observer]

MG Charles Francis Scanlon (US Army, Ret), 82, former Commander INSCOM, D/Operations for DIA, died 30 May 2017 in Satellite Beach, FL. Chuck graduated from the University of Florida and earned his master's degree at the University of Hawaii. Other degrees and certificates were earned at Harvard University, Penn State, The Army Command and General Staff College, and the Naval War College. Scanlon led a distinguished military career with 35 years in the US Amy. He was inducted into The Military Intelligence Hall of Fame In 1995. Career highlights include Commander of INSCOM, the Army's Intelligence and Security Command, and Director of Operations and Attaches for DIA. MG Charles Scanlon was highly decorated and received numerous awards throughout his service. He was the author of three semi-novels: The Attaché's, Attaché's II Retribution, and In Defense of the Nation. He was an active speaker and member of AFIO's Florida Satellite Chapter. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Wall-Scanlon, several children and other family.

Sara Janet Weitzer Shaw, 95, former CIA officer, died 28 December 2017 in Catonsville, MD. Janet earned a BA (majoring in Education in Social Studies and English) from the New York State College for Teachers and later an MA in education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Janet taught 7th grade for two years at Long Beach Junior High School, served as secretary to the National Legislative representative of the Jewish War Veterans, was an economist for Tent Repair Supplies at the office for the Quartermaster General, and indexer of Department of Defense top secret regulations. For her final period of professional employment Janet worked for more than twenty-five years at CIA.
After retirement, she did volunteer work including being a member of the CIA officers legal defense team. She was co-author with her husband, John, of The New Horizon Ladder Dictionary of the English Language which sold over one million copies. She worked with her husband on his translation of a Chinese folk classic about a Buddhist monk who lived in the 11th century in Hangzhou, Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong: The Drunken Wisdom of China's Famous Chan Buddhist Monk. Janet and John authored a book Selected Memoirs of a U.S. Marine. She also prepared a book as a tribute to her husband which traces his development from a farm boy to a Chinese/Japanese/Korean interpreter in the Marine Corps.
After Janet and John retired, they traveled extensively. In 1994 she moved to the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD, where she held several volunteer positions. She is survived by a sister-in-law.

Peter Stickl, 61, NGA cartographer and policy staff officer, died 1 February 2018 in Falls Church, VA. Pete retired from NGA (National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency) in 2011 after 32 years of service as a cartographer, program manager, and international policy staff officer. His most rewarding years were spent on overseas assignments in Indonesia (1985-1988) as the Agency Technical Representative, and in Germany (1998-2001) as the Eastern European Desk Officer. During the early years of his career, Pete helped produce nautical charts, hydrographic & topographic surveys, and trained international partners as the Agency Liason Officer for NGA's predecessor organizations. Pete's smile, friendship and outgoing personality were legendary. His strong voice and quick wit were in high demand to lead numerous department functions and activities. Pete enjoyed world travel and the great outdoors, finding time to hike, bike, fish, camp and kayak whenever possible. He is survived by his wife of 6 years Colleen (McCall) Stickl, two sons, and other family.

Section V - Events


Thursday, 15 March 2018, 11:30 AM  Colorado Springs - The AFIO Rocky Mountain Chapter hosts General Gene Renuart, discussing "Intelligence: Art Form or Science – How little We Know."

The events of 9/11 and the subsequent operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom will be used to demonstrate that we are failing our national decision makers if we do not find the balance between human and operational intelligence as we assist the National Command Authority.

General Renuart's Air Force career culminated as Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. General Renuart served as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning (J-5) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Senior Military Assistant to both SECDEFs Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the Director of Operations for General Tom Franks at US Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq immediately following 9/11. He also served for over 12 years in NATO related assignments in the UK, Germany, and Italy. He has flown over 60 combat missions in four different US and Coalition combat operations.

Since retiring and making Colorado his home, General Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations and agencies. In 2012, he founded The Renuart Group (TRG), LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, project management, and leadership consulting firm, based in Colorado Springs. He also serves on many Boards around the nation and locally. Finally, the General serves on the Colorado Springs Mayor's Air Service Task Force.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Tom VanWormer at

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Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Washington, DC - "The New Cold War?: The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security" - a symposium at Georgetown University Law School.

The Journal of National Security Law & Policy annual symposium theme is "The New Cold War?: The State of U.S.-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to U.S. Security."

In addition to the following three panels, the symposium will also feature a lunchtime keynote speech by Laura Kennedy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs under the George W. Bush Administration.
Panel 1: Foreign Ties in the National Security Context:
The Politics & Policies of Disclosure; Panelists will provide an overview of disclosure laws through the lenses of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and the security clearance process. Panelists will explore questions including: (1) What precisely are FARA and the SF-86's reporting requirements? and (2) What are the legal ramifications for failing to register as a foreign agent or disclose foreign contacts on the SF-86?
Panel 2: The Russian Cyber Threat; Panelists will discuss the growing threat posed by Russian hackers and whether the current international legal regime governing cyberattacks adequately safeguards against the Russian cyber threat, and if it does not, what reforms are needed to mitigate this threat.
Panel 3: Russian State Organized Crime; Panelists will explore the dangers posed by Russian state organized crime being invested in the U.S. economy and businesses, how state-sponsored organized crime is different from regular organized crime, and how the techniques used to combat them are the same, and how they are different. A reception will follow, and additional details will be announced soon. RSVP for the symposium here.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 6:30-8:30pm - Washington, DC - "When Space, Time, and Location are Critical: A GEOINT Mission" – at the International Spy Museum

Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) is a building block of our national security used to rapidly provide insights into the scope and range of human activity, explore natural features across physical terrain, accurately locate significant events and activities, and precisely measure details above, on, and underneath the Earth's surface. Keith Masback, CEO of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and a former senior executive on both the Army Staff in the Pentagon and with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, will lead this overview of GEOINT for the lay person. During the workshop, participants will learn basic techniques for extracting information from images, then using real-world problems and data, they will test their own skills as "geospatial intelligence analysts" to discover how GEOINT is transforming how we engage with our world. Co-sponsored by USGIF. Tickets for the public: $30 per person; Members: $20. Visit

Wednesday 7 March 2018 from 7:30 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - "Old Lesson for New Wars: Counterintelligence at the Roots of Provocation and Terror" - Dr John J. Dziak's presentation at the Westminster Institute

"Old Lesson for New Wars: Counterintelligence at the Roots of Provocation and Terror" is the topic of Dr. John J. Dziak's presentation at the Westminster Institute Dr. John J. Dziak served as a senior intelligence officer and senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Defense Intelligence Agency, with long experience in counterintelligence, hostile deception, counter deception, strategic intelligence, weapons proliferation intelligence, and intelligence education. He is co-founder and president of Dziak Group, Inc., a consulting firm in the fields of intelligence, counterintelligence, counter-deception, national security affairs, and technology transfer. His clients are found in industry, the Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense. He is the author of Chekisty. He is a Distinguished Fellow in Intelligence Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council and also is a Senior Fellow at the International Assessment Strategy Center.
TIMING: Reception at 7 PM; Presentation from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EST
WHERE: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA 22101
COST: There is no fee to attend. Registration, however, is required. REGISTER here.

14 March 2018 - 10 am - 1 pm (lunch follows) - Annapolis Junction, MD - Liza Mundy discusses CODE GIRLS - American Women Who Cracked the German and Japanese Codes to Help Win WWII at the Spring Cryptologic Program by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation (NCMF).

The NCMF kickoff event for 2018 features award-winning Liza Mundy discussing "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II."
As the US headed to war in 1941, two things became clear: victory depended on successful code-breaking and they didn't have enough people working on it. The solution: recruit women for cryptanalysis. Tens of thousands of women  mostly college students and teachers with an affinity for math, science, and foreign languages  answered the call for top-secret work as codebreakers. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to real careers; however, strict secrecy nearly erased them from history...until now. Mundy provides a riveting account of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Liza Mundy, a former staff writer for the Washington Post, is author of four books and has won many awards. She holds an AB from Princeton and an MA in English literature from UVA. She lives a mile from Arlington Hall, where the Army code-breaking women worked.

LOCATION: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Dr, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755 [Google map link here]

REGISTER NOW: Fee, includes lunch, is $25 for members and guests. Mail check to "NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755" or register online here. Further details are here or feel free to call the NCMF office at 301-688-5436. A PDF-format flyer describing event is here.

4-7 April 2018 - San Francisco, CA - ISA2018: The International Studies Association (ISA) 59th Annual Convention includes an Intelligence Studies Section with a exceptional program.

The Intelligence Studies Section content (4 straight days, 30 panels and roundtables) is one small part of ISA's much larger conference. The full conference program is almost 300 pages; find details at the full conference website here. The Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) is one of thirty thematic sections that make up the ISA, has approximately 350 members, and has been sponsoring research about intelligence as a function of government since the mid-1980s. Additional information on the ISS can be found here.
If you have questions about the ISS program, contact the Section Chair: Stephen Marrin at or
The updated program of Intelligence Studies Section panels at ISA2018 is here. Scan down that page to be dazzled by the number of presenters and breadth of intelligence and national security topics. This is a must attend conference.

13 April 2018, 11 am - Arlington, VA - NIP (Naval Intelligence Professionals) 2018 Spring Red Tie Luncheon features VAdm Kernan on "National Security Challenges."

Registration is currently underway for 2018 NIP Spring Luncheon (aka...Red Tie) being held at the stately Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA. A special guest goes along with what will be a special day: Vice Admiral Joe Kernan, USN (Ret), Under Seretary of Defense for Intelligence. He will share his thoughts and impressions of the current "National Security Challenges" facing the nation.
VADM Kernan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate at the USD(I) in November 2017. During his naval career, he commanded Seal Team Two, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Naval Special Warfare Command, and US Naval Forces Southern Command/Fourth Fleet. He also seved as Senior Military Assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
Location: Army Navy Country Club (ANCC), Arlington, VA. Abundant free valet parking. A no-host social hour will commence at 1100 with lunch following at noon.
Registration: NO AT THE DOOR REGISTRATIONS, Reservation deadline is COB 6 April 2018
To register online do so here. To register by US Mail with check, send to: NIP, PO Box 11579 Burke, VA 22009. Include your menu selection - Salmon or Chicken or Vegetarian. Nonmembers of NIP are welcome to attend.

22 - 25 April 2018 - Tampa, FL - USGIF GEOINT 2018 Symposium on "Driving Data to Decisions and Actions."

Always a phenomenal event in number of panels, quality (fame) of speakers, and hundreds of latest tech exhibits. This is the GEOINT version of the dazzling Consumer Electronics Show...

Hear from senior defense and intelligence leaders such as NGA Director Robert Cardillo and USDI Joseph Kernan in keynotes, panels, and presentations.
Learn from 52 hours of professional development, training, and education sessions with PDUs and CEUs.
See the latest in technology, services, and solutions from 200+ exhibitors in more than 100,000 sq ft of exhibit space.
Networking with more than 4,000 GEOINT Community professionals from 40 countries spanning defense, intelligence, homeland security, industry, and academia.

Learn more about the GEOINT Symposium here
Or register now and start planning on your trip to GEOINT 2018 in Tampa.

Gift Suggestions:

AFIO's Guide to the Study of IntelligenceAFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson, Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.

Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines.

AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.

For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which includes Fedex shipping to a CONUS (US-based) address.
To order for shipment to a US-based CONUS address, use this online form,

To order multiple copies or for purchases going to AK, HI, other US territories, or other countries call our office at 703-790-0320 or send email to to hear of shipment fees.

Order the Guide from the AFIO's store at this link.


The Guide is also available directly from Amazon at this link.

MousepadAFIO's 2017 Intelligence Community Mousepads are a great looking addition to your desk...or as a gift for others..
Made in USA. Click image for larger view.

These 2017 mousepads have full color seals of all 18 members of the US Intelligence Community on this 8" round, slick surface, nonskid, rubber-backed mouse pad with a darker navy background, brighter, updated seals. Also used, by some, as swanky coasters. Price still only $20.00 for 2 pads [includes shipping to US address. Foreign shipments - we will contact you with quote.] Order NEW MOUSEPADS here.

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